Design and Build Distance Learning Media Based on the Business Simulator-Integrated (SIMBIZ-Integrated) Application to Support the Learning Process of Students Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has a very broad impact. This pandemic not only affects health, but also education. This is because measures to prevent the spread of the virus require the application of physical distancing. With the application of physical distancing, conventional learning in the classroom cannot be implemented, so distance learning media is needed to continue the teaching and learning process. Learning media in an educational context is a very strategic instrument that helps determine the success of the teaching and learning process. This is because with their limitations, humans are often less able to capture and respond to things that are abstract or that have never been recorded in their memory. Media can support learning by providing a deeper understanding of the material being discussed. This study aimed to design, build and test a business simulator application integration system (SIMBIZ-Integrated) as a distance-learning medium that could help the learning process which has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, this research examines the current conditions of media utilization in distance learning and the effectiveness of the use of business application media in introductory business courses.

Keywords: Distance Learning Media Integration System, Integrated Business Simulator Application (SIMBIZ-Integrated), Prevention of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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